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Papaya Bay

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575 W Ramsey St, Banning, CA 92220-4826
+1 951-922-3538
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hemet, California
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203 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This Thai restaurant is located near the courthouse for people that are on jury service this is a great option. The lunch crowd wasn't too busy and there were a few tables that were open around noon. But I soon as I walked in I noticed that this restaurant is cramped! There is a lot of stuff hanging from the... More 

Thank almahaffey
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were looking around for Asian food, and we came across this restaurant. Food was very good, cooked by Thai guy. Generous serving at a reasonable price.

Thank Joycelim9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Went here on a whim on our way back to LA from Joshua Tree and all four in our crew agreed best Thai food ever! Seriously the dishes were not only presented incredibly nice but the taste was soooo good! Wife in the kitchen has major culinary skills and husband out front made us feel welcomed and... More 

Thank minheco
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The server doubles as the cook, cashier, manager and busser. For thast reason the service was super slow. Then I order something to go the menu said 7.99 and when I got home he had charged me 13.00 It wasn't until I was doing my expense books at home that night that I realize it. but food is delish despite... More 

Thank Rosalba T
Davis, California
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431 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We ordered Thai teas, green curry, and papaya salad. They asked which degrees of spicy we wanted. I asked for 7/10 on the papaya salad but don't think they put much spice in. Both curry and papaya salad were delicious. They don't serve alcohol.

Thank USAwalkers
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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We went there based upon the Yelp reviews, and were glad we did. Arriving early on a Friday afternoon, we beat the dinner crowd and had a delicious meal. The Sweet and Sour Chicken w/Rice was wonderful. Spring Egg Roll Appetizers were a great choice, and tasted freshly made too. We were so well filled, we decided to have desert... More 

Thank tmgreen777
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Went there because my daughter said how good it was. Well I disagree. I won't be going back. I ordered the chicken and broccoli and when it came it neither looked nor tasted like any other chicken and broccoli I have ever had.

Thank Robyn S
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a whim on our way back from Joshua Tree. Started with the fresh spring rolls, cool & crispy & refreshing, with 2 delicious dipping sauces. 4 of us shared the pad Thai, drunken noodles, and the panang curry. Spice level 6 added just a slight heat, and we all added extra chili sauces. The food was absolutely... More 

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Beaumont, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This restaurant has changed owners several times in the last ten years. After not going there for a few years, I recently gave it another try. This time the pad thai noodles that I ordered were delicious and the service was excellent.

Thank Anonymous314
Spring Valley, California
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We wouldn't have gone in except for previous Trip Advisor comments. Glad we did. Inside it's quite cute, and the meal was some of the best Thai we've had in a long time. Chef is owner's son, he also served. No one there, but it was late on a Wednesday. We were driving through or it'd become one of our... More 

Thank Daryl K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 W Ramsey St, Banning, CA 92220-4826
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Banning
  • Phone Number: +1 951-922-3538

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?